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  • 8 ounces dried Chinese egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil
  • 2 cups broccoli flowerets
  • 4 cups lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 slices fresh ginger
  • 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, well-drained and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten and seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced bok choy or Napa cabbage
  • 1/4 pound fresh snow peas, strings removed
  • 6 ounces cooked chicken or pork, chopped or shredded
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias
  • Additional roasted sesame oil for drizzling on top


  1. Cook noodles following package directions. Drain well, rinse in cold water, and combine with sesame oil in a large bowl.
  2. Cook broccoli in 2 to 3 cups boiling water 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain again and set aside.
  3. Heat broth and ginger in a large saucepan over low heat about 30 minutes; do not allow it to boil. Remove ginger.
  4. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch-thick squares and blot well with paper towels. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add tofu and cook on both sides 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside on paper towels. Add remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to pan; when hot, add egg and rotate pan to film the bottom with a thin layer of egg. When egg has set on the bottom, carefully flip it over. Slide egg crepe onto a plate and cool. Roll up to form a tight cylinder and cut crosswise into thin strips.
  5. When ready to serve, season broth with soy sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; add snow peas and cabbage. Cook 1 minute. Add noodles, broccoli, pork or chicken, tofu, egg strips and bean sprouts; cook 30 seconds longer. Divide into bowls, scatter green onions on top and drizzle with sesame oil. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Greg Patent.

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